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Nana, Vol. 5

(Nana #5)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  3,090 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Nana K. is going home--for an awesome TrapNest concert! She drags Nana O. along, convinced that somehow Ren will sense his ex-flame in the audience. But life is never that easy, and Nana O. isn't sure if she even wants Ren back. As for Nana K., is she prepared for TrapNest to come down off the stage and into her life, or will her fan-girl attitude land her in a heap of tro ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 15th 2002)
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Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy Ren is back in the picture ! I was so interested in seeing how Ren was incorporated into this volume especially because of his past history with Nana. I enjoyed it and I loved that the girls are getting much closer and they are willing to be more open with each other than before. This definitely is a timeless manga that I will continue to enjoy and I'm looking forward to seeing how the girls are going to evolve in future relationships as well as with themselves and each other.
Feb 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: manga heads, people who like hairstyles, shojo manga fans
Shelves: manga-and-comics
I'm completely addicted to Ai Yazawa's shojo manga Nana. Nana is the story of two young women, both from small towns, who meet on the bullet train and end up moving in together in Tokyo. Nana Komatsu (a.k.a. "Hachi") is a small-town girl who has big city dreams of romance and leaving her old life (and self) behind, while Nana Osaki has come to Tokyo to try to find success as the singer of her (psuedo) punk rock band, Blast. This all sounds like pretty standard fare so far, but once you throw in ...more
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't believe how involved in this soap opera I am!

There's little hints that Nana K drops toward the end of the volumes - how this is all a flashback for her and she's telling this story far in the future.

This was a good one as the band Trapnest becomes involved with the band Blast. Or, rather, the members of Trapnest become re-involved with the members of Blast. Very complicated.

So many choices for Nana K to choose for her next love!

Silly but poignant. It's about growing up and I'm enjoying w
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
The fangirl in me rejoices over this particular volume for reasons you will only find out if and when you get this far. Let's just say that it reminds me of a few fan fiction stories that I read and loved back in the day - for both Nana's story angles.
Laurianne Uy
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Oh god, enter Takumi.

I appreciate how intertwined everybody's lives are. It makes things so messy and emotional!
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun and interesting volume, and I love Trapnest. I think its so sweet that Nana O. made a special treat for Hachi. I'm anxious to see where it goes from here and i enjoyed Takumi. I'm hoping that she wont read to much into that night because i don't want her to be disappointed and heartbroken again. I get why she did what she did and can't blame her or hold it against her she is an adult even if she is still immature. I want her to be able to appreciate the memory and let it be what i ...more
Jenny Clark
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shojo-beat-manga
Poot Hachi- I thought she was growing and then... I have skimed other volumes so I know some of what comes, but still... I still love Nana O. She's such a cool customer. And what she and Ren have is deep. Gotta love Shin and his straight face
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
The more I read those books, the more I love the characters!
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: llustrated
The beginning of the end x_X
Jan 15, 2015 added it
Shelves: read-2015, manga
This is my third Nana volume today.
I'm obsessed.

It's not as good as Fruits Basket, but I love it.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will admit it I loved the anime and now I'm reading the manga because I'm here for all the drama, and I'm happy to experience it all again. It's addictive, like reality tv. I love the relationship with Nana and Nana and in this one the members of Trapnest show up and there's all the past drama and future drama of love affairs that have been had/ will be had. It doesn't really make sense that all of them know each other in the past, but I really don't care and I'm enjoying every second of it. O ...more
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Abeer Albossany
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
The volume starts with the two Nanas attending the concert and later on Ren getting togather with Nana Osaki. The rest of the volume concentrates on Hachico and Takumi relationship and how did it start.
The Inked Reader
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Kristine Hansen
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
More and more of the truth comes out. Both Nana's are so complex...I've been completely sucked into this series!
Feb 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: A
Synopsis: Nana Komatsu is a 20 year old with a penchant for falling in love at first sight. After a year at art school, her best friend and her boyfriend move to Tokyo, so Nana decides to save up her money and follow them after a year.

Nana Osaki is a punk singer in the band Blast with her boyfriend Ren. When Ren gets an offer to join an up-and-coming band in Tokyo, he leaves Blast and Nina behind. A year later, Nina heads to Tokyo as well.

The two women meet by chance on the tr
May 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2-manga
While I adore the Nana series, this volume was so-so compared to the others. Not that it was bad or anything. Hell no, it was actually okay. But until this volume, Nana seemed to follow a pattern of realism in everyday life and love lives. But the whole Takumi x Nana thing was way too... dream like. It was just too easy and too perfect. I already know it ends well, so that's how I know it's too perfect. Unlike with Shoji and Nana, we see no development between Nana and Takumi. It was just 'I adm ...more
For the sake of sanity, I'm going to call Nana Komatsu 'Little Nana' and Nana Osaki 'Big Nana'.

Okay so Big Nana and Little Nana go to a Trapnest concert and see Ren and that sparks a bit mess about Big Nana and Ren still being in love even though pride caused them to fall apart... I don't get it, but hey, they seem to be working things out at least.

This series is currently on hiatus at 21 volumes.
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Nana and contemporary, adult romance
Recommended to Kereesa by: Christine Cornell
I'm giving this volume 5 freaking stars exclusively for the scene at the beginning (view spoiler)

This is definitely more of a set-up volume, as much of the drama that had been building up has been partially resolved at this point.

God, I hope everything works out for these peeps. Five volumes in and I'm already worrying about imaginary people.


Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorites out of the Nana series. This is the only time I really sympathize with Haichi. I mean I think she was wrong that she couldn't just back out, but I know what it's like to feel so engulfed in someone.

I really like Nana and Ren as a couple. I hope to have love like that someday.

I also think Takumi is an asswipe and needs to get over himself.
Oct 25, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This is the turning point where the story starts to get muddy and the whole mood of the series suddenly gets much heavier. I personally enjoyed the earlier half better, without all the betrayal and love triangles and such, but I have continued reading NANA just so I can finish it and see how the whole mess ends.
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nice to see some things working out! I'm so addicted to Ai Yazawa's characters! This is the first one tagged with a parental advisory although the whole series so far has a lot of adult themes. Really not a kid or teen series.
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
Again it's a great book and this one actually makes me think of a few of my friends. I really hate seeing Hachi getting herself in the horrible situation she's gonna be in! T.T It's just not fair!! Ohhh I'm totally gonna cry just thinking about it!!!! T.T
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"But Nana... I want true love... Just like you do. I'd love to have something like you and Ren have. Hey Nana... Actually... I'm not okay at all. I don't want to have a one-night stand with Takumi. What should I do? Nana, I'm scared. But I think it's too late to turn back." - Nana K./Hachi
Mar 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, series, manga
Nana and Hachi have new twists in their love life, as Nana reunites with Ren and introduces Hachi to the man of her dreams...and he isn't as dreamy as she pictured. But she's a bit more realistic now so it isn't as hard...or so she thinks.
The characters are really good but I am already tired that the only things that happen to them so far are they fall in love, they fall out of love. They get a job, they lose a job. Something dramatic better happen soon or I will drop reading this.
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
These go by way too fast!!! But they are pretty dang good. I'm thinking that I actually like Nobu for Nana K. I think he's a good fit. :) and finally, Ren and Nana!!!!! It made me cry when they reunited. :,)
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: shojo, manga

Hachi is driving me nuts. Why this book is from her POV is beyond me.
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
This was a fabulous manga series. The characters were really in-depth and the plot was superbly entertaining. I love the two Nana's and how their stories intermix.
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Ai Yazawa (矢沢 あい ,Yazawa Ai, born 1967-03-07 in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga author. Her pen name comes from Japanese singer Eikichi Yazawa, of whom she is a fan.

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“If I ever fall in love again, I would like it if it were a slightly cold guy. Someone who won't constantly mind about my childish needs but who, the day after the quarrel, for example would offer me a flower accompanied by a sweet note That's kind of guy I need.” 25 likes
“At that time I told myself that I didn't want to fall in love ever again. But that night while praying for your happiness Nana, I thought that despite all the wounds and all the pains it could cause I wanted to dream again, and love someone with all my heart.” 22 likes
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